Monetary policy and inflation in South Africa: A VECM augmented with foreign variables
Annari De Waal and
Renee van Eyden ()
South African Journal of Economics, 2014, vol. 82, issue 1, 117-140
We develop a structural cointegrated vector autoregressive (VAR) model with weakly exogenous foreign variables, known as an augmented VECM or VECX , suitable for a small open economy like South Africa. This model is novel for South Africa in two ways: it is the first VECX developed to analyse monetary policy and the first model that uses time-varying trade weights to create the foreign series. We impose three significant long-run relations (augmented purchasing power parity, uncovered interest parity and Fisher parity) to investigate the effect of a monetary policy shock on inflation. The results suggest the effective transmission of monetary policy.
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